New CEO for TransGrid

Paul Italiano

TransGrid appointed Mr Paul Italiano as its new chief executive officer.

Having recently completed its 99 year lease transaction from a state-owned corporation to private ownership, TransGrid is now focused on providing a safe, reliable and efficient electricity transmission and related services, in an increasingly challenging and competitive market.

Mr Italiano is a transformational leader who has turned around the performance and service standards, safety culture, operating framework and financial results of Western Power (WA) during his four-year tenure as CEO.

Mr Italiano will take up his position mid-year and replaces Mr Peter McIntyre who has led the organisation since 2010. In the interim, Mr Ian Stirling will act as CEO. Mr Stirling is most notably known for his successes as CEO over a 12-year period with the South Australian electricity transmission business ElectraNet.